5th day! まじ東京あげぽよ☆

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Hey hey hey !

took me a while to get these photos up !

Two days ago I was having a bit of a Otaku “geek” shopping day as you may have seen in my post before but you did not see what else I got done that day. After I got my shopping done I went to Asakusa to see the Senjo-ji shrine and it was as beautiful as ever ! Little bit too much foreigners “gaijin” for my taste as it is one of the main tourist attractions but still I like it tho !

Delicious start for the day ! In Finland we don’t have this morning mcdonnalds set , which makes me love it more !
5th day! まじ東京あげぽよ☆
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I love that now BigMac burger is only 200yen for a short period of time! that’s so cheap ! soon I will try to see how many I can eat in one go !
5th day! まじ東京あげぽよ☆

-Gundam cafe and AKB48 Cafe , what else would you ever need 😀

5th day! まじ東京あげぽよ☆

He likes his boxes!!5th day! まじ東京あげぽよ☆

The morning rush hour is so nice, I don’t understand why many people hate it !

5th day! まじ東京あげぽよ☆

Waiting until the stores open at Akihabara Starbucks
5th day! まじ東京あげぽよ☆
Jump shop is always so awesome.. no idea why to be honest but I like it a lot
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I wish I had that Luffy one at my garden haha

5th day! まじ東京あげぽよ☆

And then I got to Asakusa, I’ll post some photos here and the rest you can see at my flickr! I do hope you like em !

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Probably the most normal tourist photo you could get at Asakusa of the Skytree 😀
5th day! まじ東京あげぽよ☆
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Cute children playing at their kindergarten
5th day! まじ東京あげぽよ☆

I’ll end this post with a beautiful photo I got of a couple walking at asakusa
5th day! まじ東京あげぽよ☆

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Disneyland Tokyo

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I’ll share few photos of my day in Disneyland Tokyo !

First of all I had no idea I was visiting to Disneyland, my girlfriend ( who I wasn’t dating at that time) asked me to meet her at monnaka station and she took me to Disneyland. She had the tickets ready and everything and I had no clue ! But it was a very happy surprise, since I loved it ! also we had our first kiss there!

Next time I’ll go to Japan I’m sure to visit here and and also in Disney Sea Tokyo. Of course will be taking much more amazing photos !
東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland

Let the magical day begin !

The Castle  .東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland
Definition of cute. 東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland

father & cute child having a nice day !

東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland
東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland
東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland

After reading all of those warnings it made me a bit curious about this attraction but I loved it ! and wanted to go again but a very long queue 😀

東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland
東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland

Was perfect Easter time when we were there so the place was filled with eggs 😀

東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland

Vending machines of Tokyo Disneyland !

東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland
東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland
The Castle at night. 東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland

See more photos from this day at my Flickr !

First time in Tokyo part 3

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These times when I miss Japan I like to do this kind of post to remember times gone by.

Let’s start with one of my favorite things about Tokyo.. Well Japan ! can you guess ??






東京,日本 Tokyo, Japan

Vending Machines ! They are everywhere! One thing about Tokyo, you will never be thirsty ! I remember one hot day I was walking neat the imperial palace taking photos and I was very thirsty and no vending machine in sight ! but then I finally saw this white Vending machine and I ran to it and bought my drink and I was soo happy !

Hard rock cafe Tokyo, Japan 東京 日本
Hard rock cafe Tokyo, Japan 東京 日本
Went to eat in Tokyo Hard rock cafe at Roppongi, I’m a big fan of hard rock cafes and I collect the glasses from there. Now I got 9 from different countries 🙂

Kimono girls 明治神宮 東京 日本、Tokyo Japan

Saw them walking around yoyogi so of course I had to try to take a photo !

鎌倉市。日本, Kamakura, Japan

I met this big Buddha statue in Kamakura , a little town that is near Tokyo. a have to visit while in Japan. ps you can go inside it too !

サクラ Tokyo, Japan.東京 日本。

I don’t know the reason why I like this photo but it is one of my favorites.

かわいい!! 東京 日本。Tokyo Japan Sakura

Few of the cutest dogs I seen in Japan !!

Time for few izakaya photos !

Kinda before and after effect.

Before:

Two Tomoko Kamatas meet for the first time! 鎌田智子の会 Party @ Shinjuku

After:
Two Tomoko Kamatas meet for the first time! 鎌田智子の会 Party @ Shinjuku
Two Tomoko Kamatas meet for the first time! 鎌田智子の会 Party @ Shinjuku
Two Tomoko Kamatas meet for the first time! 鎌田智子の会 Party @ Shinjuku
Two Tomoko Kamatas meet for the first time! 鎌田智子の会 Party @ Shinjuku

Deeeeeelicious !! got a love that , Asahi super dry, my marlboro(I only smoke when I travel), amazing food and great people!

Few more delicious things for y’all !

Two Tomoko Kamatas meet for the first time! 鎌田智子の会 Party @ Shinjuku
Two Tomoko Kamatas meet for the first time! 鎌田智子の会 Party @ Shinjuku
Two Tomoko Kamatas meet for the first time! 鎌田智子の会 Party @ Shinjuku

I’m not trying to make you hungry hehe not at all 😀

日本,横浜市. Yokohama, Japan

Posing for photos ! @yokohama !

日本,横浜市. Yokohama, Japan

that looks a bit dangerous ! knive fire and an apple !

日本,横浜市. Yokohama, Japan

Playing with fire at yokohama !
東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland
東京ディズニーランド, Tokyo Disneyland

I actually bought my girlfriend those Minnie mouse ears when I visited disney land tokyo with her !

I hope you like the photos ! be sure to comment !

Finnish firework championship in photos

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Here are some photos I took yesterday at the championship, I’m not too happy with them but some are okay at least!

Finnish fireworks championships 2011 , ilotulituksen SM
Finnish fireworks championships 2011 , ilotulituksen SM
Finnish fireworks championships 2011 , ilotulituksen SM
Finnish fireworks championships 2011 , ilotulituksen SM
Finnish fireworks championships 2011 , ilotulituksen SM

See more in my flickr site!

Instagram in Japan part 1

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I was digging around in my computer folders and found some very interesting shots I took with my iPhone 4 instagram app. I thought to share some with you so I uploaded couple to my flickr site ! I hope you like them and please comment.

Instagram, Tokyo Japan

In front of Harajuku station.

Instagram, Tokyo Japan

Nippon Banzai !!!

Instagram, Tokyo Japan

My fridge in Japan at it’s normal state, full of Asahi super dry ,casis and healthy food in general.

Instagram, Tokyo Japan
Instagram, Tokyo Japan

Couple of normal metro photos, I so love being in the underground in Tokyo , rush hour or not I love it 😀

Instagram, Tokyo Japan

These lines make the metro more interesting for me for some reason 😀

Instagram, Tokyo Japan

From one of my favorite bars in the World.. at Monzen-Nakacho, it’s name is Zero but since there is a bicycle on the window I always called it “jitensha” as in bicycle in Japanese. Very nice small place with a great staff and good drinks! I once tried to talk to them when I was drunk, since they didn’t speak English , I spoke in the little Japanese I knew and learned few new things.
Instagram, Tokyo Japan

Waiting for my girlfriend to get off work and playing with my new ipad 2 , I think I bought that only few days ago before I took this photo.

I do hope that all of you like my weird little blog here. soon as I get back to Japan I will start making more “travel tips” for everyone , of places to visit and why and of course with photos.

Visit my flickr site to see more photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/picsoflife/

First time in Tokyo part 2

Hey hey !

I’d like to continue from where I left off in my last post and show you some of my favorite photos I took in Japan and a little bit of the stories behind them 😉

東京 日本, Tokyo Japan

One of the last days in Japan last June I was walking in asakusa trying to find some temple but then I saw a “business” man leaving a can of cat food to the ground and I sat down to see if there would come someone to eat it and after couple of minutes she came 😀 She did not like I was spying her like this tho!

東京 日本, Tokyo Japan

Amazing view in Monzen-Nakacho , I love so much Monnaka (Monzen-Nakacho) that I do trully wish that someday I could live there forever.

東京 日本, Tokyo Japan

I’m sure all you know Ginza line! one of three of the lines I used the most with Tozai and Oedo line 😀

東京 日本, Tokyo Japan
東京 日本, Tokyo Japan

These flowers are so beautiful, even tho I was leaving Japan that week, those flowers cheered me up a little !

湯河原町, 日本. Yugiwara Japan

High tech samurai… even tho I gave him my DSLR and he had no idea how to use it 😀

湯河原町, 日本. Yugiwara Japan

Oh my god ! the Deathgods are going to kill us with their pose !  cosplay from the anime Bleach.

"I will reach it"  靖国神社.Yasukuni Shrine .東京 日本 Tokyo Japan

Full blown Hanami time in Tokyo, I like this photo a lot !

花見 上野公園. Hanami, Ueno park. Tokyo Japan 東京 日本

Ueno Park is absolute mad house when Hanami is going on but I loved it , I feel like home in Japan so I feel comfortable in this kind of events too 😀

花見 上野公園. Hanami, Ueno park. Tokyo Japan 東京 日本

I’m happy there wasn’t much people in the Hanami at Ueno 😀

Well to be honest that was my Trip in Japan at very short version , you can read more about my life in Japan by reading my old blog posts or watching my flickr photos from Japan, or my videos in You tube , but only 5 weeks left and I’ll be back and I promise you’ll be getting weekly updates and daily photos from there, and by following my facebook “fan page you can get more updates of my life there, don’t worry I don’t spam 😀

 

First time in Tokyo part 1

Hello Everyone !

東京,日本 Tokyo, Japan

I’ll show you some of my favorite shots I took in Japan last spring in this post. I was in Japan last spring for 3 months, it was the best time in my life. I already have flights back to Japan for the Autumn of 2011, which is in about 6 weeks and then you can read more about my life in Japan and see much much more photos ! but I’ll tell you more about my plans for that trip later 🙂 let’s now enjoy these photos!

Mori Tower View, 東京 日本

Roppongi Hills, Mori tower is such an amazing place ! in there I got a feeling of joy and happiness that now, I’m truly finally in Japan.

ねこさん。はずかしい。 東京 日本、Tokyo Japan

People who read my blog surely remember this cute cat ! found her guarding a temple near ikebukuro.

one of the best! Tokyo, Japan 東京 日本。

Everybody who been in Japan sure have their own favorite beer brand, mine is Asahi Super dry ! Missing the taste of it !

サクラ. Tokyo, Japan 東京 日本。

Begin of the Sakura (Cherry blossom) time in Tokyo, it was so magical to see those flowers everywhere, in my flickr site I have own folder for Sakura because I took so much photos of them. this was taken in Shinjuku park.

東京 日本。Tokyo Japan

This park is one of my favorites, it’s near Tsukiji but can’t remember the name right now , but it sure is a site to see ! I came here often just to relax and listen music.

東京 日本。Tokyo Japan

The famous Rainbow bridge ! It Brings back many great memories, two specially. The first time I met a girl who is now my girlfriend, we walk together from Tokyo tower to Odaiba and we walked through that bridge, it was an amazing feeling 😀 . Other good memory is when I went there to take photos but it felt like the strong wind would have blown me away to the water !

The Giant Panda Ueno Zoo 恩賜上野動物園, Tokyo Japan 東京 日本

He surely loves that bambu! That morning I was in my home at Monzen-Nakacho watching the morning TV when I noticed that today was the day they reopened the Ueno Zoo. I quickly packed my camera and went to the park and then I saw a crazy long line of people. I walked around Ueno park a little see if the queue would get smaller but it just grew longer and longer, then I started to circle the zoo to see if there is another entrance and yes there were ! I got in right away ,no waiting at all ! but when I wanted to see this cute Panda I had to wait in a queue about 50 minutes give or take 😀 but it was worth it and right after I saw them I went back to the queue to see them again fast!.

サクラ。Sakura, Ueno park. Tokyo Japan

After that visit to the Zoo I saw these beautiful sakura trees that of course I had to see!

ヒミコ Tokyo Japan. 東京 日本。

I went on a little cruise on this very “anime” style ship that I loved ! Himiko is it’s name !I went from Odaiba harbor to Asakusa, was great little trip !! I recommend highly !

Tokyo Japan. 東京 日本。

This is a normal view in Asakusa that probably all tourist have taken a photo of !

Tokyo Japan. 東京 日本。

Then in the evening I went to relax in Ikebukuro Sunshine 60 tower ! great view! second best in Tokyo if you ask me !

サクラ Sakura 東京。日本. Tokyo Japan

Japanese people and their phones ! Got a love it when the sakura time started and all the Japanese people took photos of the sakura with their phones, business men taking photos of sakura while they are walking to work.

Sakura house Hanami 東京 日本。Tokyo Japan Sakura

My first real Hanami ! Sakura house/sakura hostel organized this and it was great fun ! met many new friends who became good friends to this day. Sadly it started raining after 15minutes but after that we went to the Sakura hostel asakusa for drinks and after that to a Samurai bar!

高尾山 Takao-san. Tokyo Japan. 東京,日本

I was going to Takao mountain that is in Tokyo technically, a day trip that I recommend to everyone ! there is 3 ways to go up, this way I did or walking or railway. but have to say the way I did it was the most interesting 😀

高尾山 Takao-san. Tokyo Japan. 東京,日本

Had to eat one of these when I got up ! Odango very delicious !

Udon 高尾山 Takao-san. Tokyo Japan. 東京,日本

my very first Udon in Japan that I ate on top of a mountain with a view of Fuji mountain.

with Bob Sapp フーターズ Hooters, 東京 日本 Tokyo Japan

Went to Hooters in Tokyo with my friend Ko who I met in that Hanami I said earlier! ps. Hooters tokyo delicious food among other things !

東京, 日本。Tokyo Japan

Like everyday waiting for the train 😀

Shrine & Tokyo Tower 東京, 日本。Tokyo Japan

Beautiful temple near Tokyo tower as you can see, Zozo-ji temple ! a place you have to see in Tokyo!

Tokyo Japan, 東京 日本

Took this in Akihabara after a long shopping day ! that Crepe booth just opened and everyone is thinking what to get, I love them so much ! deliciouuusss !

東京 日本. Tokyo Japan

@ the Tokyo metropolitan building, Great view but not the best tho!

Two Tomoko Kamatas meet for the first time! 鎌田智子の会 Party @ Shinjuku

Always fun at the Izakaya! from left to right Mizuho, Ari(me) ,Yurika and Anthony

Two Tomoko Kamatas meet for the first time! 鎌田智子の会 Party @ Shinjuku

Sat (in the middle) with his Strange look 😀 that’s how Brits pose for the camera 😀 great dude !

Two Tomoko Kamatas meet for the first time! 鎌田智子の会 Party @ Shinjuku

This is how Americans pose ! (Anthony and I in the background)

ginza Apple store line , Tokyo, Japan

Waiting to get my iPad 2 at ginza, Took me couple of hours but got it 😀

Kawaiii 日本,横浜市. Yokohama, Japan

Sooo cute !! saw her in Yokohama!

サウザンドサニー号°! 東京ドーム ワンピース. Tokyo Dome One piece

One piece event in Tokyo dome ! was great !! yes I love Anime !

東京 日本, Tokyo Japan

Poor little cat 😀 everyone taking photos of her so of course I had to take too !

湯河原町, 日本. Yugiwara Japan

Odawara Castle , near Tokyo , if you go to Tokyo you have to see it ! it will blow you mind ! My girlfriend took me here and I was in shock of the beauty of it !

湯河原町, 日本. Yugiwara Japan

My girlfriend and I , with my Samura gang ! 😀

Monnaka to Shibuya

Best way to park cars 😀 Space saver!

Monnaka to Shibuya

Every morning I saw this view and it was amazing ! Monzen-Nakacho

I could continue this for a long time 😀 I got so much photos ! if you want to see more , visit my flickr page and facebook pages !